Re: Change definition of URL to normatively reference IRI specification using a well-defined interface

On Fri, 09 Apr 2010 10:13:15 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <>  
> Specifically, String A is a possibly-relative URI (really a possibly- 
> relative IRI reference with lenient Web Address processing), and String  
> B is an absolute URI that is the base. String A is resolved against  
> String B as a base, though if String A happens to be absolute, then A  
> itself will be returned.

Note that if string A contains a query component with non-ASCII characters  
even though it may appear absolute, resolving it will give you a different  
string, if the character encoding of the document is not UTF-8/UTF-16.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Friday, 9 April 2010 08:32:58 UTC